Artist of the moment…….Joel Shapiro

 

 

Joel Shapiro is a contemporary American painter and sculptor renown for his work work with basic geometric shapes. Joel Shapiro was born in New York City in the year 1941.

His wife is also an artist, Ellen Phelan.

Below a great sampling of smaller sculptures made by Joel Shapiro:

Shapiro attended New York University where he earned a M.F.A.

The artist’s later works often appear to be falling or even flying. Shapiro does a wonderful job at giving movement to square and rectangles.

In this clip Joel Shapiro talks about a large sculpture which was installed at the United States Embassy in Ottawa, Canada:

Shapiro is included in the permanent collections of the Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles.

Price range information: Drawings and etchings can be found between $2,000 and $10,000. Sculptures in iron, bronze, and wood range from $20,000 to $200,000.

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